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The Jubilee Walkway is an official walking route in
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. It was originally opened as the Silver Jubilee Walkway to commemorate
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's accession; the Queen herself opened it on 9 June 1977 during her
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celebrations. The intention was to connect many of London's major
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attractions and it is now one of seven such walks within the
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's strategic walking routes. Its length is 15 miles. The Jubilee Walkway Trust was set up in 1978 to look after the trail, in collaboration with local authorities. On 24 October 2002, during the Queen's
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, the renamed Jubilee Walkway (the word ''Silver'' was dropped as appropriate) reopened after refurbishment and a new spur walk was opened in 2003, called the
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Camden
loop, which took walkers into north-west London. The Jubilee Walkway can be divided into five smaller loop walks: the
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loop, Eastern loop,
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loop, Camden loop and Jubilee loop.


Major sites

;Western loop The longest loop within the Jubilee Walkway, the Western loop is six miles in length and originates at
Leicester Square Leicester Square ( ) is a pedestrianised town square, square in the West End of London, England. It was laid out in 1670 as Leicester Fields, which was named after the recently built Leicester House, Westminster, Leicester House, itself named a ...

Leicester Square
in the
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. Walking in an anti-clockwise direction, some of the major sites taken in on the loop include: *
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Trafalgar Square Trafalgar Square ( ) is a public square in the City of Westminster, Central London, established in the early 19th century around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. The Square's name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar, the Royal Navy, ...

Trafalgar Square
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Admiralty Arch Admiralty Arch is a landmark building in London London is the Capital city, capital and List of urban areas in the United Kingdom, largest city of England and the United Kingdom. It stands on the River Thames in south-east England at th ...

Admiralty Arch
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St. James's Park St James's Park is a park in the City of Westminster The City of Westminster is a City status in the United Kingdom, city and London boroughs, borough in Inner London which forms a core part of Central London. It is the site of the United ...

St. James's Park
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Parliament Square Parliament Square is a town square, square at the northwest end of the Palace of Westminster in the City of Westminster in central London. It features a large open green area in the centre with trees to its west, and it contains twelve statues ...
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Westminster Abbey Westminster Abbey, formally titled the Collegiate Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, is a large, mainly Gothic Gothic or Gothics may refer to: People and languages *Goths or Gothic people, the ethnonym of a group of East Germanic tribes ...

Westminster Abbey
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Lambeth Palace Lambeth Palace is the official London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury The Archbishop of Canterbury is the senior bishop A bishop is an ordained, consecrated, or appointed member of the Clergy#Christianity, Christian clergy ...

Lambeth Palace
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London Eye The London Eye, or the Millennium Wheel, is a cantilevered observation wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. It is Europe's tallest cantilevered observation wheel, and is the most popular paid Tourist attractions in the United ...

London Eye
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OXO Tower
OXO Tower
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Millennium Footbridge
Millennium Footbridge
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St Paul's Cathedral
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Royal Opera House The Royal Opera House (ROH) is an opera house and major performing arts venue in Covent Garden, central London. The large building is often referred to as simply Covent Garden, after a previous use of the site. It is the home of The Royal Ope ...

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Covent Garden
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London Transport Museum
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National Portrait Gallery
National Portrait Gallery
;Eastern loop Five miles in length, the Eastern loop originates at the
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. Walking in an anti-clockwise direction, some of the main attractions on the Eastern loop include: *
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Shakespeare's Globe is a reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse for which William Shakespeare wrote his plays, in the London Borough of Southwark, on the south bank of the River Thames. The original theatre was built in ...
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Southwark Cathedral Southwark Cathedral ( ) or The Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Saviour and St Mary Overie, Southwark Southwark ( ) is a district of Central London situated on the south bank of the River Thames, forming the north-western part of t ...

Southwark Cathedral
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Hay's Galleria
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Tower Bridge
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Royal Exchange
* Mansion House *
Millennium Footbridge
Millennium Footbridge
;City loop The City loop is the shortest of the five on the Jubilee Walkway and originates at Bank junction in the heart of the
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. Walking anti-clockwise, the major sites on the City loop include: *
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No 1 Poultry
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Guildhall Art Gallery
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London Wall
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Barbican Centre The Barbican Centre is a performing arts centre Performing arts center/centre (see American and British English spelling differences, spelling differences), often abbreviated as PAC, is used to refer to: * A multi-use performance space that i ...

Barbican Centre
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St. Giles' church
St. Giles' church
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Paternoster Square
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City of London School
;Camden loop The three-mile
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Camden
loop originates on
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. Walking in an anti-clockwise direction, the major points of interest on the Camden loop include: *
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Coram's Fields Coram's Fields is a large urban open space in the London borough of Camden in central London. It occupies seven acres in Bloomsbury and includes a children's playground, sand pits, a pets corner, café and nursery. Adults are only permitted t ...
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Brunswick Centre The Brunswick Centre is a grade II Listed building, listed residential and shopping centre in Bloomsbury, London Borough of Camden, Camden, London, England, located between Brunswick Square and Russell Square. Planning and design The centre re ...
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British Museum
;Jubilee loop The fifth and final sub-loop on the walkway is the 1.7-mile Jubilee loop, originating at
Trafalgar Square Trafalgar Square ( ) is a public square in the City of Westminster, Central London, established in the early 19th century around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. The Square's name commemorates the Battle of Trafalgar, the Royal Navy, ...

Trafalgar Square
and focusing on the British monarchy. Walking in an anti-clockwise direction, the main attractions on the Jubilee loop include: *
Admiralty Arch Admiralty Arch is a landmark building in London London is the Capital city, capital and List of urban areas in the United Kingdom, largest city of England and the United Kingdom. It stands on the River Thames in south-east England at th ...

Admiralty Arch
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Victoria Memorial The Victoria Memorial is a large marble building in Central Kolkata Kolkata ( or , ; also known as Calcutta , the official name until 2001) is the capital Capital most commonly refers to: * Capital letter Letter case (or j ...

Victoria Memorial
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Buckingham Palace
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Birdcage Walk Birdcage Walk is a street in the City of Westminster The City of Westminster is a City status in the United Kingdom, city and London boroughs, borough in Inner London which forms a core part of Central London. It is the site of the United ...

Birdcage Walk
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St Stephen's Club St Stephen's Club was a private member's club in City of Westminster, Westminster, London, founded in 1870. St Stephen's was originally on the corner of Bridge Street and the Victoria Embankment, Embankment, in London SW1, now the location of Portc ...
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Wellington Barracks Wellington Barracks is a military barracks in City of Westminster, Westminster, central London, for the Foot Guards battalions on public duties in that area. The building is located about three hundred yards from Buckingham Palace, allowing the ...
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Parliament Square Parliament Square is a town square, square at the northwest end of the Palace of Westminster in the City of Westminster in central London. It features a large open green area in the centre with trees to its west, and it contains twelve statues ...
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St. James's Park St James's Park is a park in the City of Westminster The City of Westminster is a City status in the United Kingdom, city and London boroughs, borough in Inner London which forms a core part of Central London. It is the site of the United ...

St. James's Park


References


External links


Jubilee Walkway - Transport for LondonDetailed interactive map
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Golden Jubilee of Elizabeth II